August 21, 2007 | 10:29AM PST/PT
Hello everyone... We've been talking a lot with you about improving the buyer
experience on eBay, and I'm pleased to let you know about some great new enhancements
that we're adding to the site over the next two weeks. We've been working hard
to ensure that these enhancements will add to the thrill you feel when you win
a great item at a fantastic price. Winning on eBay is a big part of the great
experience you have on eBay and we want you to win faster, more often and have
even more fun than ever before.
If you've been keeping on eye on Sneak Peek (www.ebay.com/sneakpeek),
you're probably aware of many of the products and enhancements we're working
on. I'd like to give you a quick snapshot on a number of enhancements that are
on their way.
Our new eBay home page – A homepage is like a front
door, and it can say a lot about the business inside. Making its debut this
week, our new eBay homepage has a simplified interface that puts the focus on
you and what you love. Quick access to key My eBay information, featured items
and recent activities helps to make a more inspired and fun shopping experience.
We hope you like our new "front door" – and that you find it
welcoming, informative and fun.
Bid History redesign – Through research and talking
to a lot of you, we know that our competitive bidders spend a lot of time on
the bid history page. We've enhanced the page to be more functional for you.
You'll now be able to bid directly from the Bid History page. We heard that
it's really important for you to be able to see more information on all items
you're bidding on, so we've restored some transparency when bidding on items
New look & feel in Search – We're making a number
of visual changes to our current Search to make the search results pages less-cluttered.
Soon you'll notice subtle changes to color and other details that will help
the most important content on the page – your items – stand out
Snapshot View on Search Results – Snapshot View allows
you to browse quickly through larger item images – it's a little like
window shopping but with faster results. Browse for what you are looking for,
or refine your search by color or price, and let your visual sense be your guide.
You'll find the link to Snapshot View at the top right of every search results
page. This is an exciting new way to help you to find and win items on eBay.
You'll be hearing more about these projects and others – like progress
with our new My eBay beta, our Finding tests, and more – in the coming
weeks. Until then, keep checking our General Announcements board, and visiting
our Sneak Peek page for updates. We also hope you'll use our firstname.lastname@example.org
email address to let us know what you think about our new projects. We really
want to hear from you – so don't be shy.
Senior Vice President, eBay Auctions